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© Alena Brozova.

Barbara Tharp, MS, and Michael Vu, MS, demonstrate how to teach select lessons from The Science of Water Teacher's Guide, which cover topics such as hydrogen bonds, polarity, solutions, mixtures, dissolving substances, properties of water, water cycle, precipitation, evaporation, uses of water, water in food and in the body, serial dilutions, chromatography, separations, pollution and point-source pollution.

  • What Makes Water Special?

    What Makes Water Special?Presentation

    Learn how best to teach the activity, "What Makes Water Special?" in which students explore and compare physical properties of water and oil.

  • What Dissolves in Water?

    What Dissolves in Water?Presentation

    Discover tips for teaching the lesson, "What Dissolves in Water?" in which students investigate whether several common substances are soluble in water.

  • What Is the Water Cycle?

    What Is the Water Cycle?Presentation

    Learn helpful techniques for how to teach the lesson, "What Is the Water Cycle?" in which students create and investigate a simple model of the water cycle.

  • How Do We Use Water?

    How Do We Use Water?Presentation

    Discover how best to teach the lesson, "How Do We Use Water?" in which students keep a personal "Water Use Journal" for one day to raise their awareness of the different ways we use water.

  • How Much Water Do Humans Need?

    How Much Water Do Humans Need?Presentation

    Find helpful techniques for how to teach the lesson, "How Much Water Do Humans Need?" in which students learn how much water is used and lost during a variety of common daily activities.

  • What Is a One Part Per Million Solution?

    What Is a One Part Per Million Solution?Presentation

    Learn how to teach the lesson, "What Is a One Part Per Million Solution?" in which students make a solution of food coloring that has a concentration of one part per million.

  • How Can We Find Out What Is in Water?

    How Can We Find Out What Is in Water?Presentation

    Discover tips for teaching the lesson, "How Can We Find Out What Is in Water?" in which students use simple paper chromatography to investigate a mystery liquid.